Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cinema Saturday #46-Field of Dreams

So the movie inspiration for the Cinema Saturday Challenge is the movie Field of Dreams. This is one of my favorite movies because of the message that it gives and because it is set in the Midwest. For you guys that live "across the pond" or that live in different parts of the US, I am going to tell you a little bit about the Midwest or the place that I call home.
There are gently rolling hills of corn, soybeans and woods. The countryside is dotted with white farmhouses, windmills, barns, silos, small country churches... Today there are huge, puffy, white clouds against the blue sky. Of course there are more subdivisions, cities... popping up but I will always love Indiana in any season!
OK back to my card! My inspiration is the character Moonlight Graham. I love him because he was a country doctor that gave up his dream to play baseball to help people. I took a glossy panel and rubbed on blue ink with a cottonball. I rubbed a cottonball and a Qtip in Versamark and embossed the moon and stars with Stardust embossing powder. I drew the corn (don't laugh!) with an embossing pen and embossed them. I printed the saying on a tranparency and attached it. You were supposed to add red stitching to your card but I thought that would look out of place on this card (Sorry Brooke and Sankari!) I have went on long enough, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Julia - your card is simply beautiful! what a great technique to print it out on a transparency - and your corn that you drew is awesome!!!! and I love that quote - and even more - i love your description of indiana - i went to college there and now living in iowa - i can totally relate to what you are saying - actually i am looking out my window at the those yummy white puffy clouds against the blue sky and right in front of us is a huge cornfield! :) i love iowa! love the midwest! and this was a great movie to watch! so glad that you played along!!! Sending you big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  2. I love this Julia! Your hand-drawn corn gives it a very specific folk art feel that I love. I have really never spent anytime in the Midwest, so I can't really relate to the scenery you all describe although it sounds beautiful, but both yours and Sankari's comments make me think of the film's line (my favorite!): "Is this heaven?" "No, it's Iowa"
    Makes me want to visit!

  3. Oh my Julia this is just awesome creation those words are wonderful and your techniques have worked perfectly and I wish I lived in Indiana it sounds quite beautiful.

    Lorraine x

  4. Enjoyed your card and so enjoyed your write up. Lovely insight. Thanks.

  5. What a lovely card!! Love the colors and you've done a fantastic job with the challenge too!! :) TFS! HUGS

  6. Thank you for coming to my blog, as it's given me the oportunity to see yr work. I also love this film (he makes a few good 'uns) he must be a really nice guy. and Indiana sounds bliss. Love the inspiration you have taken from the film. I am off to look round yr blog thanx for sharing

    Love Dawn xx

  7. Julia, nobody is laughing, the corn and the moonlight and the saying are perfect for this challenge. Great card. Uh, have you ever considered a job with the chamber of commerce in Indiana, great selling job on your state. Have been there and it's lovely!

  8. Well from over the pond Love the card all the different techniques you have used fab. Love your description of the Midwest can picture it, perhaps helped by having seen that film many times it is on of my favs as well.

  9. Lovely card!
    thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!
    Please visit my blog Julia, I have an award for you there!